The Ogun State Police Command yesterday said it had arrested three persons for allegedly vandalising an MTN mast in Papa, Ibafo area of the State.
The Command’s Spokesman in a statement in Abeokuta, the State capital on Sunday, said the suspects belonged to a syndicate who specialised in vandalising telecommunications companies mast in the area.
The suspects, Adeola Oyesanya, Bashiru Mohammed and Musa Mohammed, according to Oyeyemi, were arrested following a report by a security guard attached to the mast that “a group of thieves have invaded the site, vandalised and carted away 12 batteries valued at about N1.8 million naira.”
The police, on receiving the report, quickly stormed the area and “on sighting the policemen, the suspects abandoned their loot and escaped to the nearby bush.”
The entire area was subsequently cordoned off by the policemen and the bush was properly combed as a result of which the first suspect Adeola Oyesanya was arrested.
His arrest led to the arrest of the other two suspects who are the receivers of stolen goods.
The Command’s Spokesman disclosed that when the suspects were interrogated by the police, they all confessed to committing the crime “and that they have been on the business for quite some time now.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.